NCAA Tournament Final Four Picks — Auburn vs. Virginia and Texas Tech vs. Michigan State

These are the condensed versions of picks for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. There is a link to a deep-dive preview for Texas Tech vs. Michigan State. The confidence rating on a scale from 1 to 5 is in parentheses.

Note: The 5/5 does NOT represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

 

No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 1 Virginia:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Virginia -6 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 131.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Virginia OVER 69 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game 2: Brown OVER 16.5 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Auburn +3.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 61 points (4/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Auburn OVER 29 points (3/5) — WIN!

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 2 Michigan State:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Michigan State -2.5 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 132 points (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Michigan State 67.5 points (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game 2: Culver OVER 10.5 rebounds and assists (4/5)
Side Prediction/1st Half: Michigan State -1.5 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st Half: OVER 61 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Michigan State first to 10 points (3/5) — WIN!

Day’s Record: 9-3-0 (.750)
Previous Day’s Record: 17-31-0 (.354)

NCAA Tournament Record: 155-176-7 (.469)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in NCAA Tournament)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in NCAA Tournament)
3-Star Pick Record: 5-1 (.833)          (96-102-6 (.485) in NCAA Tournament)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (32-44-0 (.421) in NCAA Tournament)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.500)          (27-30-1 (.474) in NCAA Tournament)

March/April Record: 267-262-11 (.505)

February Record: 156-168-4 (.482)
January Record: 173-146-4 (.542)
December Record: 86-62-5 (.578)
November Record: 81-91-6 (.472)

Season Record: 763-731-30 (.510)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in March/April)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in March/April)
3-Star Pick Record: 5-1 (.833)          (160-149-9 (.517) in March/April)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (55-69-1 (.444) in March/April)
5-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (53-44-1 (.546) in March/April)

(Jarrett Culver photo courtesy Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
(Bryce Brown photo courtesy Jay Biggerstaff/USA TODAY Sports)
(Kyle Guy photo courtesy Jamie Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports)
(Matt Mooney photo courtesy Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY Sports)
(Cassius Winston photo courtesy Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

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